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Is Roaccutane Treatment Right For Me?

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Treating acne with Roaccutane is a common approach, but you may be wondering, “Is Roaccutane treatment right for me?” Let’s take a look at what you need to know about going on Roaccutane.

Is Roaccutane Treatment Right For Me?

What is Roaccutane?

Roaccutane is the name of a skin treatment for acne. The treatment contains a substance called Isotretinoin, which belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids. This substance reduces the amount of oil your skin naturally produces. Some people’s skin produces too much oil, which is what causes the pores in one’s skin to become clogged, causing breakouts and spots. Acne can have terrible effects on self-confidence, and also be painful for some. This is why so many people have looked towards Roaccutane to treat their acne conditions. 


Roaccutane effectively reduces the naturally produced oil and shrinks the oil-producing cells, giving your skin time to heal. Because the treatment is considered to be particularly strong, you have to get it prescribed to you by a team headed by a dermatologist. Although this course of action may not be right for everyone, it’s certainly proven to be effective for many. So let’s consider whether or not Roaccutane is a possible treatment for you.

Who should take Roaccutane?

When you visit the dermatologist, they will ask you a series of questions to ascertain whether or not Roaccutane treatment is right for you. Many will recommend Roaccutane if the following are applicable: 

  • You have severe acne and other approaches in the past have not worked to clear it. 
  • You have a parent or sibling who had severe acne with scarring, and you want to prevent the same from happening to you. 
  • Your acne causes you to experience anxiety or low self-esteem. In some cases, it can also contribute to depression. 

There are also some cases where Roaccutane may not be the best solution for you. These reasons are usually medically based. Because of the drug’s potency, there can be some severe side effects if not monitored correctly. In almost all cases, skin sensitivity is a side effect, which is why other serums and creams are usually prescribed with the oral medication. More severe side effects include: 

  • Liver problems
  • Mental health struggles
  • Muscle breakdown
  • Changes to hearing

It is also not advisable to take Roaccutane if you are pregnant, given possible risks. It’s important to note that a professional will assess whether or not you are a good candidate for Roaccutane and give you a plan to ensure you are taken care of throughout your treatment. 

How to get Roaccutane

As mentioned, you can only get Roaccutane if you are prescribed it by a medical professional. You will need to attend a consultation to discuss your concerns and symptoms. If it turns out you are not a good candidate for Roaccutane, your dermatologist may suggest other treatments like serums or even antibiotics. However, most people find that Roaccutane works well for them, providing them with long term relief from their acne. 


If you’re considering Roaccutane, speak to us at Botonics. We’re trained in treating skin conditions such as acne and can responsibly prescribe it to candidates for treatment. Our consultations are conducted in a friendly manner, offering you a way forward to reignite your self-confidence and finally give you relief from acne. 


Acne can be very damaging to one’s self-image which is why so many seek out treatments like Roaccutane to help improve their acne. Because of its strength, assessing whether or not the treatment is best for you is an important part of the process. If you want to know if this treatment is the best solution for you, get in touch with Botonics today. 


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